Lord Charles Wellesley

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Major-General Lord Charles Wellesley (16 January 1808 – 9 October 1858) was a British politician, soldier and courtier. He was the second son of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Catherine Pakenham. He married Augusta Sophia Anne Pierrepont, daughter of The Hon. Henry Pierrepont, on 9 July 1844.[1] Wellesley represented the Conservative Party as the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Hampshire from 1842 to 1852, and the MP for Windsor from 1852 to 1855. He was also a Chief Equerry and Clerk Marshall to Queen Victoria. His older brother, Arthur Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington, died in 1884 with no heirs and Lord Charles's eldest surviving son, Henry Wellesley, inherited his uncle's dukedom. Lord Charles's second son succeeded his childless brother as Duke of Wellington in 1900.[1]

Children[edit]

He had six children:

  1. Victoria Alexandrina Hamilton, Baroness Holmpatrick (d. 1933)
  2. Lady Mary Angela Wellesley (d. 1936)
  3. Georgina Wellesley (d. 1880)
  4. Arthur Wellesley (1845–1846)
  5. Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington (1846–1900)
  6. Arthur Charles Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington (1849–1934)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Major-General Lord Charles Wellesley". thePeerage.com. 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Combe Compton
John Willis Fleming
Member of Parliament for South Hampshire
1842–1852
With: Henry Combe Compton
Succeeded by
Sir Jervoise Clarke-Jervoise, 2nd Baronet
Ralph Heneage Dutton
Preceded by
John Hatchell
Member of Parliament for Windsor
1852–1855
With: Charles William Grenfell
Succeeded by
Samson Ricardo